Headshot & Event Resume 

Sarah Marcella 

Owner, Lead Photographer & Graphic Artist


Shepherd University, Shepherdstown WV      |     2008 - 2012

BFA Photography & Computer Imagery 


Career Experience

Sarah Marcella Photography, LLC.     |     October 2015 - Current

Owner, Lead Photographer & Graphic Artist  |  

Owner of small business Sarah Marcella Photography, LLC. Over 800 shoots in a 2.5 year period.


Experience Includes : 

8 years of professional photography experience 

3 years self-employed owner of Sarah Marcella Photography, LLC.

Diverse of experience including, but not limited to: Studio photography, Cooperate portraits, Event photography,  Product photography, Fitness portraits.

Experience photographing high profile clients including events at the Brazil Embassy & other government events. 

8+ years experience in lightroom & photoshop

Experienced in high-stress, long shooting time (12 hours at a time with limited breaks & quick turnaround time (within less than an hour of shooting)

Ability to work in extreme lighting situations, including, but not limited to low-light situations, difficult studio lighting, high-key lighting & ability to work with natural lighting all times of day

Client List :

Full client list available upon request 

PBS . Lululemon Athletica . The Shoe Hive . Gwynnie Bee . Embassy of Brazil  .  Campagna Center . Sarah Akram . The Athenaeum, Alexandria VA . Love 146 . Reebok . Real Food with Dana . Sunflower Systems . Old Town Boutique District . Extraordinary Alexandria . Del Ray Business Association . Specs New York . Alexandria Stylebook . DC Style Factory . Brides Across America . NRG

Alexandria Stylebook     |     October 2015 - Current

Photographer  |  www.alexandriastylebook.com

Monthly portrait photographer for Alexandria Stylebook. 

Alexandria Stylebook     |     October 2015 - January 2017

Creative Director |  www.alexandriastylebook.com

Creative Director of daily blog layout & email design.

Leadship Experience

Founder of The Stargirl Scholarship - Shepherd University  |  2016 - Current

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Member  |   2018

Extraordinary Alexandria Tourism - Alexandria Wedding Showcase Committee Member  |  2017 - 2018

Multicultural Leadership Team, Yearly Scholarship - Shepherd University  |  2008 - 2012

Resident Assistant - Shepherd University  |  2009 - 2012

Delta Zeta Sorority  |  2010 - 2012

Publications & Features

Brazilian Newspaper through the Embassy of Brazil USA . Old Town Boutique District . Extraordinary Alexandria . Washingtonian . DC Refined . Alexandria Stylebook . Gwynnie Bee . PBS . DC Style Factory . Willamette Valley Living Magazine . Anthropology of Appalachian Writers & Photographic Artists



Tara A. - She is an amazing photographer - easy to work with, innovative, professional, quick, and always delivers. She so obviously cares about each client and wants to make sure that you are happy with the product.

Kathryn Z - I am a small business owner (of a fitness studio, Ascend Cycle in Alexandria VA).  I approached Sarah to assist me with the photography for our new website that we were designing as a part of a rebrand.  Not only did she understand my vision, but her talent helped to realize the full potential of the look and feel of what I dreamed of.  I was thrilled with how our website photos turned out.


Ruth B. - Sarah photographed some of my pieces this week, and I'm completely blown away. I was going for a rather unique look, and Sarah "got it." She came prepared with props, special lights to achieve the soft look I wanted, and lots of enthusiasm. She finished editing the photos the same evening but assured me that if I wasn't pleased, she would re-edit them at no additional charge.


Christen K. - I have used Sarah's services for everything from family portraits to product photography and event documentation. Her talent far surpasses that of any other photographer with whom I have worked--and I've worked with a lot of photographers. She puts her subjects at ease and brings out the best in them while maintaining control of the set or situation and getting everything done in a timely manner.


Lorrane S - I could not be HAPPIER with the pictures that Sarah took at our Olympic event in Washington D.C. She is super professional, attentive to details, patient and quick delivering the edited pictures! If you are looking for a photographer for a corporate event you should definately hire Sarah!


Leah S. - Sarah did an amazing job planning the shoot and working with a very limited time schedule. With sometimes only 5 or 10 minutes at a location, she jumped in, made the couple feel very comfortable and got beautiful photos. Our photo shoot had Sarah working in unique spaces and under various constraints, but she was up for the challenge and was very attentive to the requests of the various sites. Sarah was extremely thorough leading up to the photo shoot and met with our team several times to plan our shoot and prepare for any challenges that may arise.


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